- Public Works
- Refuse & Recycling Division
- Mandatory Organics Recycling
State Law AB 1826
Similar to AB 341, this mandatory state law requires compliance with organic recycling for businesses and multi-family residential complexes. Businesses and multi-family complexes are required to separate organic waste for recycling.
This applies to:
- Businesses that have food waste, green waste or yard trimmings
- Multi-family complexes with five or more units that have green waste or yard trimmings
After September 1, 2020, all businesses and multi-family complexes (with 5 or more units) that generate two cubic yards or more of commercial solid waste per week, regardless of type, must arrange for organic waste recycling services. Customers who would like more information about AB 1826 can visit the State's AB 1826 website.
Ways Your Business or Multi-Family Complex Can Comply with Law
Business Organic Waste
Food Donation: Donate food to a food bank or other food rescue organization. Source reduction through food donation is an acceptable program and helps fight hunger in the community.
Landscaping services: If you contract with a landscape company, have them take your green waste to a composting/recycling facility.
Subscribe to organics services: Food and green waste services are expanding to meet the new state requirements. Check to see if this service is now available in your area.
Multi-family Complex Organic Waste
Landscaping services: If you contract with a landscape company, have them take your green waste to a composting/recycling facility. On-site processing: Through chipping or composting and reuse on-site.
Subscribe to green waste services: Green waste services are expanding to meet the new state requirements. Check to see if this service is now available in your area.
For more information on AB 1826 or organics recycling, please visit the CalRecycle website or the website for CR&R, our local hauler.